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   James Ilako


James Ilako

House: Junior/Clive
Year: 1970 (second term) - 1975
Memories of School:
First day at Junior House: I arrived at school in the evening and, on reporting to Junior House prefects common room, was informed by prefects present that they were the "Hells Angels." I laughed hysterically. I was the only one amused - Hells Angels didn't see the joke...and there's the small matter of street cred. I was commanded to do MANY pushups; part two of my punishment was to deliver tea to the Angels for the next few days. Blame the SYSTEM not the wannabe Angels!

Since leaving School: I obtained my Bachelors degree (Chemistry) from the University of Nairobi in 1980; worked in Nairobi for about five years; then completed my MBA in the U.S in 1988. Following a short (two-year) stint on Wall Street (Kellner & DiLeo), I returned to Kenya for 1 years. In 1993, I relocated to the U.S. and worked as a financial services consultant for five years.

Since 1997, I've worked at Empire State Development Corporation, a New York state corporation involved in major commercial and retail projects in the economic development arena, where I am a vice president.

(Registered - 24th Jan 2004)

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